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07 Dec 2007
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IOC Executive Board meets in Lausanne

This year's last IOC Executive Board (EB) meeting will kick off on Monday in Lausanne. The agenda is packed for the two-and-a-half days. Key topics include discussions on doping and betting in sport, reports on the preparations of the four upcoming Olympic Games, an update on the Youth Olympic Games, the adoption of guidelines on blogging, and the presentation of the public consultation process for the Olympic Congress in 2009.

Doping and betting on the top of the agenda
As one of the most serious threats for the world of sport, doping will be discussed in the context of the Balco case. The IOC Disciplinary Commission will present its report and subsequently discuss with the Executive Board how to proceed in the Marion Jones case. The EB will also discuss the topical issue of betting in sport. In a proactive approach, the IOC is keen to study what other sporting organisations are doing in that area and will hear the point of view of the International Cricket Board during its meeting.

Games focus
With less than nine months to go until the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the EB will concentrate on Games preparations. Blogging guidelines for accredited persons are to be discussed. In addition to the report by the Chinese organisers, the EB will also hear about the latest developments in Vancouver, London and Sochi.

Looking ahead
Looking ahead, the EB will receive an update on the Youth Olympic Games. Five cities are in the running to host this event's first edition in 2010. The Youth Olympic Games aim to inspire young people around the world to participate in sport and live by the Olympic values. "Olympism and Youth" will also be one of the five subjects that will be discussed during the 13th Olympic Congress in October 2009. The EB will talk about the first public consultation for the Congress, which should be launched in mid-January.
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